This post is sponsored by Target
Denim shopping can be just as difficult as swimsuit shopping. At least for me it is. Like most of us, I take denim really seriously as it’s a part of my weekly uniform. 5 out of 7 days a week includes some form of denim and I’m not biased. Skinny, boyfriend, flared or jegging…I love ‘em all.
Let’s face it…Fall is around the corner and this is the perfect opportunity to refresh your wardrobe, purge the old and get a little experimental. Toss all your old notions out the door and get creative with your style. Explore. Take a risk.
That’s what I did with the four pairs of Target denim that I received in the mail. Let’s review shall we?
Starting with a classic skinny jean, I appreciated the give and take this pair had to offer. Say goodbye to those nasty muffin tops and pancake tushies. This pair hugged me in all the right spots and the spandex component helped maintain their shape…even after a 14-hour day. Multi-tasking denim…I’m on board.
Next up, a boyfriend, cropped jean. Consider this style the most forgiving of the four. We’ll call it my “Monday” jean after a weekend of indulging on tacos and wine! It looks just as cute with heels (my preferred look) as it does with a pair of converse sneakers. While this pair doesn’t posses the same spandex qualities, I can assure you it’s not needed. They're slouchy and comfortable with built-in ventilation.
By the way, distressed is still on trend for Fall. Most importantly, juxtapose the looser fit of this pair with a fitted top if you’re worried about feeling too schleppy. It’s all about balance in life, right?
My second favorite pair, a flared jean. I will always be a little hippie at heart. I love the length with the unfinished hem at the ankle. There’s an authenticity to this pair…just a wee bit worn but fitted where it counts – on your bottom. This pair made me feel like I had legs for days which is a bonus when you’re 5’2. I love, love, loved this pair! The wash is perfection and with just a hint of spandex…I wore them all day at a photo shoot and they didn’t sag once. Right even through dinner!
Last but not least, a mid rise jegging jean. Hands down my favorite of all the pairs! I prefer ultra skinny styles because I like to dress up my denim for work. The color is a medium wash. My favorite part by far was the details on the distressing. There is an ever-so-subtle light pink stitching that just makes this pair! I loved this little detail because it served as the perfect accent against my heels.
5 stars all around – this pair keeps their shape and I had no problem with bottom cleavage. You know what I’m talking about ladies, right? That awful moment when your pants sag and you show the world your undies? Not cool; those jeans end up in the donation bin!
Are you convinced that it’s time to ditch that old pair from 2000 that you’re hoping to get back into? Good because I have an incentive for you to get started…
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Another day, another OTS top. I'm a one trick pony this summer. Fully aware but who can resist? I'm a sucker for details and those sleeves are just too too good. Speaking of too too good, my top is a whopping $13 and I've linked it below along with similar options that rank pretty high in the cute category!
I'm not saying I am ready for Fall because that would be a sin but I might be ready to bring back denim. Just a little bit each week. I fell in love with this pair from Old Navy - under $50 and linked below - and they keep their shape perfectly. Pretty sure I need a second pair. My top is a steal. I love the mesh details and yep, you guessed it...bell sleeves! At $20, I am pretty sure you need it in your closet, too. It's perfect for cool nights and looks equally cute with cut off and sneaks. My other favorite uniform!
In the spirit of summer festivals, I'm showing you what to wear to Lollapalooza today. A long time veteran of this music mecca, I know firsthand just how sticky, muddy, rainy and uncomfortable festival-going can be so think "less is more." I either aim to wear dresses, like this pink crochet number, or cutoffs. And nothing that I will cry over if it gets trampled on, stained, ripped or wet. Sounds intense right? It is a bit but that doesn't mean you can't look cute while enjoying some of THE best music acts nestled under the Chicago skyline. This fest spans several acres of Chicago public parks featuring every music genre that exists. It's one of my favorite end of summer activities!
When I saw this dress - I had to have it! It's pink and for god's sake...it has pineapples! I know there's only a short window of summer left in Chicago so plan on me wearing it INCESSANTLY! Surprisingly affordable but it sold out rather quickly so I've linked some rather luxe versions for your shopping pleasure!
I would seriously be up the creek if OTS tops went out of style. This I know. Yet, I can't get enough and my latest craze being shades of blue and embroidery. As illustrated with this adorable top in today's post. It's my new fave. In case you missed last week, find more blue here and here!
I wasn't kidding when I told you this was the season of blue pinstripe was I? I. cannot. get. enough. This bell sleeve top is giving me all the feels. I cannot get over those sleeves. Ruching and bells...I'm fainting. And it's a nice changeup to break away from denim cutoffs...I am sure you'll agree since that's my usual uniform! NPIRE London is a new-to-me site with super cute, trendy apparel. Case and point, this top is a whopping $22! I'm excited to pair it with white pants and denim as the temps start to cool off!
You guys! I have fallen in love with the most charming LWD dress and this gorgeous cocktail ring. I wear it with cut-offs, with dresses <duh!>, with denim...you name it! It is this gorgeous, champagne color and adds pizazz to just about any outfit. Have you heard of 7 Charming Sisters? I discovered the brand last year and fell in love with their affordable and chic designs.
This is the summer of blue and white pinstripe tops for me. I swear every top I've acquired this season has had this theme. Luckily, OTS tops have not one out of style or I would be in real trouble! How cute are the embroidered roses? Keeping it short and sweet today as I will be out on shoots all day...
I have never met a summer dress that I didn't like...unless it was revealing. That's a different story! Which begs the question: how cute is this tribal lace up version? It's a mere $48 and I love love love the details...poms, print, flare sleeves...all of my favorite things! Isn't it so refreshing to ditch the layers and bare those legs again? I love it!
My style has evolved over the years and I've quickly adopted the" less is more" theory. For example, if you're going to show more skin on top, cover up on the bottom and vice versa. This does not remove "sexy" from the equation, however. I believe you should flaunt what you've got and for me...it's always the legs. I'd like to think that after decades of ballet class and most recently, a pretty dedicated workout routine that "I've still got it"...as they say.